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IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains, and is available as an Apach...

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What is IntelliJ IDEA?

IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains (formerly known as IntelliJ), and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can be used for commercial development.

The IDE provides certain features like code completion by analyzing the context, code navigation which allows jumping to a class or declaration in the code directly, code refactoring, code debugging, linting and options to fix inconsistencies via suggestions.

The IDE provides integration with build/packaging tools like grunt, bower, gradle, and SBT. It supports version control systems like Git, Mercurial, Perforce, and SVN. Databases like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite and MySQL can be accessed directly from the IDE in the Ultimate edition, through an embedded version of DataGrip.

IntelliJ supports plugins through which one can add additional functionality to the IDE. Plugins can be downloaded and installed either from IntelliJ's plugin repository website or through the IDE's inbuilt plugin search and install feature. Each edition has separate plugin repositories, with both the Community and Ultimate editions totaling over 3000 plugins each as of 2019.

The Community and Ultimate editions differ in their support for various programming languages as shown in the following table.

Supported in both Community and Ultimate Edition: Clojure CloudSlang Dart Elm Erlang Gosu Groovy Haskell Haxe Java Julia Kotlin Lua Perl Python Rust Scala XML/XSLT R

Supported only in Ultimate Edition: ActionScript/MXML CoffeeScript Go HTML/XHTML/CSS JavaScript PHP Ruby/JRuby SQL TypeScript

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IntelliJ IDEA Features

  1.  AutocompletionIntelliJ IDEA can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
  2.  Dark ModeIntelliJ IDEA supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  3.  WYSIWYG SupportIntelliJ IDEA integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.

IntelliJ IDEA information

  • Developed byJetBrains
  • LicensingOpen Source (Apache-2.0) and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $50 and $65.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.1 (11 ratings)
  • Alternatives52 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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  •  14,873 Stars
  •  4,765 Forks
  •  208 Open Issues
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samrempel
  
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While IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition's source code is mostly open source (under the Apache 2.0 license), it is NOT like VSCodium and requires you to agree to corporate ToS and Privacy Policy to use the open source application (it just quits without starting if you decline). It would be great if someone started and maintained an independently compiled version of IntelliJ IDEA that has the user agree to no terms other than the Apache 2.0 License and doesn't track the user.

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yaronlavi
  
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awesome features, rich with assistants and has all the bells and whistles you'll need for a comfortable development

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schackb
  
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I would like to see an automatically updated view of the issues (including errors and warnings) in my project (not just a single file). I recall that Eclipse had a view of this, but IntelliJ IDEA does not. It has a few similar views, but I dislike the duplication, and none are quite right:

  • Yellow highlighting under the scroll bar (single file –– not project)
  • Tooltips when hovering over the code (single file –– not project)
  • Tooltips when navigating with the keyboard shortcuts F2 and Shift-F2 (single file –– not project)
  • View –> Tool Windows –> Project –> Problems (errors –– no warnings)
  • View –> Tool Windows –> Run (errors –– no warnings)
  • View –> Tool Windows –> TODO (to-dos –– no errors, no warnings)
  • View –> Tool Windows –> Inspection Results (warnings –– no errors –– manually updated)
  • View –> Tool Windows –> Problems (errors –– no warnings)

For more information, please see the following eight-year-old issue on YouTrack: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-68854

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hundvd7

The issue you linked talks about the opposite. They want a view of problems in a file but you want to see them for the project. The issue even linked pictures where you can see it in action...

What you're looking for is: Analyze -> Inspect Code... -> Whole Project. You don't just want to open a view with preexisting information, you want to start the process of analyzing. Pretty self explanatory.

And, to top it off, the issue you linked has since been implemented.

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viraltaco_
  
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IntelliJ IDEA is just my favorite IDE for Java. It has a lot of useful features and it's also free if you're a college student.

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hundvd7
  
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It is lightyears ahead of the competition for Java, and it is also the top choice for every other language it supports. THE perfect software

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pritamgudutv
  
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intellij idea is very good from android studio and it never stucks in not responding

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loftgame
  
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nearly support all java platform in coding suguest!

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